Capitalism with a Heart

One of my favorite columnists is Michael John Gerson.  He is an op-ed columnist for The Washington Post,  a visiting fellow with the Center for Public Justice, and a former senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He served as President George W. Bush‘s chief speechwriter from 2001 until June 2006, as a senior policy advisor from 2000 through June 2006.  His column in this morning’s Post caught my attention because it involves two of my areas of interest, i.e., the intersection of politics and religion (and for me in mentioning religion I mean a faith-based worldview that drives how people live in society), and leadership in the Christian community.  I, personally, cannot agree with much of Catholic theology and doctrine but greatly respect Catholics for many of their practices.  Consequently I was interested in this Gerson article dealing with Pope Francis’ recent apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel,”  wherein he deals with rampant consumerism and an idiology that deifies “the market” and economic growth and gives no room for government to play a role humanizing the markets. Perhaps you’ll appreciate Gerson’s take on the article.  If such things interest you it will certainly give you pause for thought. Following is a link to Gerson’s article.  RMF

Pope Francis and the argument for compassionate capitalism

 

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About ronfurg

Former naval officer, federal investigator, forensic scientist, senior executive service member and pastor. In retirement serves as volunteer and life group leader at New Life Christian Church (www.newlife4me.com). Devoted to beautiful wife, kids and grandkids. Looking forward to the time when every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord of all and that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
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